May 252016
 May 25, 2016
NCIA To Launch Knowledge-Sharing Platform Connecting Industry Experts With Entrepreneurs

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Brainsy, Inc., are collaborating to launch the Cannabis Expert Calling Network (ECN®), a knowledge-sharing platform connecting cannabis industry experts with entrepreneurs and information-seekers online and via paid telephone consultations. NCIA members who are experts in their area of the cannabis industry will be invited to set up personalized profiles on the Cannabis ECN system, which allows information-seekers to find and contact them, then conduct over-the-phone consultations at a rate set by the expert. “With so many new people and businesses entering the cannabis industry, there is a huge demand for knowledge exchange across a

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May 252016
 May 25, 2016
Michigan Appeals Court Rules Against Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan have operated in a grey area for quite some time now. Michigan’s medical marijuana law does not specify whether dispensaries are allowable or not. Michigan caregivers are allowed to help out other patients, which is usually the provision that dispensaries operate on. Michigan dispensaries have been under attack due to the lack of statewide regulations. The Michigan Appeals Court ruled against medical marijuana dispensaries recently, dealing a blow to the growing dispensary population in Michigan. Per Marijuana Business Daily: Dispensaries in Michigan may be on their last legs after a state court of appeals effectively ruled

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May 252016
 May 25, 2016
Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force Responds To City Council's Attempts To Fix Proposition D

The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force issued a statement today responding to last week’s news that Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson had directed city staff to explore a ballot measure that would extend Proposition D’s gross receipts tax to all cannabis-related businesses. The LA Cannabis Task Force is a coalition of cannabis operators dedicated to cannabis regulations that create safe neighborhoods and a healthy economy. The following can be attributed to Ariel Clark, a leading industry attorney at Clark Neubert and Chair of the Task Force: “The LA Cannabis Task Force is pleased to see City Council President

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May 242016
 May 24, 2016
Johnny Green Still Has No Access To JohnnyGreen@TheWeedBlog.Com E-mail Address

If you are a frequent reader of TheWeedBlog.Com, then you are likely already aware that I do not have any access to the e-mail address JohnnyGreen@TheWeedBlog.Com. I posted an article on May 12th and May 17th pointing out this unfortunate fact. I wanted readers to know that when they are sending an e-mail to JohnnyGreen@TheWeedBlog.Com, to realize that the password on that e-mail was changed, thereby cutting off my access. The unauthorized change was made by Steven Travis Maurer (minority owner of this blog). The same is true for Jay Smoker’s e-mail addresses. Keep in mind that Jay and I

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May 242016
 May 24, 2016
Nasdaq Denies Cannabis Technology Company MassRoots And Shuns The Regulated Cannabis Industry

MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the largest and fastest growing technology platforms for the cannabis industry, received notification on Monday, May 23, 2016, that the Nasdaq has denied MassRoots’ application for listing, which was filed in August 2015. The Nasdaq determined that as MassRoots may be deemed as “aiding and abetting” the distribution of an illegal substance under Federal law, they are unwilling to proceed with MassRoots’ listing application. MassRoots plans to appeal the staff decision to the Nasdaq Listing and Qualifications Board. “With this decision, we believe that the Nasdaq has set a dangerous precedent that could prevent

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May 232016
 May 23, 2016
Attend The Minority Cannabis Business Association Networking Rally In Portland Next Month

The need for diversity in the cannabis industry is great. That’s why I support the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA). MCBA is holding a networking rally next month. Below are the details, via the event’s Eventbrite page: Join MCBA and local cannabis leaders and government officials at the first MCBA Networking Rally. This event is for everyone who’s interested in learning more about the cannabis industry, including: Cannabis business ownership State of the Oregon cannabis market Job opportunites, preparation and employers Medicating and wellness with experienced cannabis medical professionals Cannabis criminal record expungement After the education, there’s networking with cannabis business

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May 232016
 May 23, 2016
Pittsburgh NORML Endorses US Cannabis' Seminars Coming To Pittsburgh In June

US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development is honored to announce a strategic partnership with Pittsburgh NORML for sponsorship of the US Cannabis Medical Marijuana Business Seminar Series being held in Pittsburgh June 11th and 12th. Registration for all seminars is at uscprd.com. “We only work with the best, and NORML sets the standard for professionalism and results. They are the best marijuana advocacy group in the country. It’s an honor to have them on our team,” said Michael Patterson, CEO of US Cannabis. “NORML has fought tirelessly for adults to have access to Marijuana without persecution. We want to implement their mission through

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May 212016
 May 21, 2016
Tomorrow: Don't Miss Day 2 Of The FREE Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The first ever Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit started today, streaming live on the internet for the world to see for free. I was not able to watch all of the event (which took place from 9 am to 5 pm PST), but the parts that I was able to catch were outstanding. I also followed the event on social media, and there was a ton of positive feedback, which is what I expected. Green Flower Media, which is putting on the virtual event, always does amazing work. They take a very professional, polished approach to their projects and I am

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May 202016
 May 20, 2016
This Weekend: Check Out The Panels At The FREE Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The first ever Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit takes place this weekend. It’s a completely free (yes, FREE!) event that will be live streamed over the internet, and is being put on by Green Flower Media. If you like cannabis, you will like this event which will feature dozens of 22-minute presentations by leading cannabis industry experts. All types of topics will be covered, from tips on how to get a cannabis industry license to the future of the cannabis industry and many things in between. The event is going to be live streamed on the internet (again, for FREE!), so

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May 172016
 May 17, 2016
NCIA Hosts The 3nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit In Oakland June 20-22

The National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national trade association representing the businesses of the legal marijuana industry, will hold its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland, CA,June 20-22, 2016, at the Marriott City Center. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the policy keynote address on Tuesday, June 21. Newsom, who is running for Governor of California in 2018, is a key supporter for marijuana reform and legalization and a high-profile advocate for the benefits of embracing a legitimate cannabis industry. Numi Organic Tea CEO and co-founder Ahmed Rahim will deliver the business keynote on

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